Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Kathmandu - Boudanath

Boudanath is one of the holiest of Buddhist sites in Nepal. The stupa's massive mandela makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in the world.

This impressive religious complex consisting of the temple and surrounding village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A narrow street opens up revealing the giant white mandela and gold stupa

Buddha's eyes represent wisdom and compassion

A shop selling Buddhist art

The Boudanath Village encircles the Stupa

Spinning a massive prayer wheel

The village encircling the large stupa platform

Monks chanting

Rita, our tour guide, led us to Boudanath and Pashupati

The three desperados - Phil, Pat and Angela - wear masks to mitigate the bad air

We visit a shop specializing in Buddhist art

Leo buying art

Next blog: Pashupati (Hindu Temple)
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